Day 7 – Friday 22 July


A Day in the Lives of Frankie Abbott – drama at Sheppey Little Theatre at 7.30pm (Event 18) – TICKETS £10


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Featuring David Barry (Please Sir and George and Mildred) and Linda Regan (Hi de HI!) The play will be followed by a Q&A with David and Linda.

What happens when a fantasist with a fading memory recalls events from years ago? Frankie Abbott, now in a care home, remembers a version of his past with help from one of his carers. The fun starts as the mother-smothered, big talking buffoon reverts to a past littered with guns, girls and gangsters.

A comedy by David Barry, starring David Barry and Linda Regan.

Barry played Frankie Abbott, (the gum-chewing mother’s boy who was convinced he was extremely tough), in the LWT sitcom Please Sir! and the spin-off series The Fenn Street Gang.
He also appeared in two TV spin-off movies: Please Sir! (1971) and George and Mildred (1980). David is now an author with three novels, Each Man Kills, Flashback and Willie The Actor. He currently lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. This will be the first time that David has reprised his role of Frankie in over 40 years.

Linda Regan has appeared in television and film. She is best known for her role as Yellow Coat April, the girlfriend of Spike in the holiday camp sitcom Hi-de-Hi!. Linda is now a crime writer and has published many successful novels including Passion Killers, Behind You and her newest novel Guts For Garters.


Art Exhibition – Open Aviary – at Rose Street Cottage of Curiosities starts 11am until 3pm   – DONATIONS


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List of artists – Julie Bradshaw, Gen Doy, Lynn Dennison, Anna Bridges, Anne Ho Cooper, Karen Crosby, Paul Crocker, Laurie Harpum, Gabrielle Hoad, Amanda Hopkins, Beth Lanning, Victoria McBride, Linda Newcombe, Micheala Nettles, Nicole Mollett, Susan Petticrew, Jane Oldfield Mark Sosbe, Hugh Ribbons, John Gervais Ross.

Island Projects is working in partnership with Sheerness Dockyard Preservation Trust and the Promenade Festival 2016 to create a platform for contemporary art on the Isle of Sheppey. The mobile art space ‘Room’ has been installed next to the Sheerness Dockyard Church. ‘Open Aviary’ is the first of such exhibitions, and will bring together a selection of high quality artworks which respond to the theme of Flight.


THE CRITERION CINEMA – BLUE TOWN – 12.30pm  – FREE ENTRY
‘FLIGHTS OF FANCY


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Short Film by The Sheppey Writers Group. A collection of stories and poems about flight and linked with the history of flight on Sheppey.


Photographic Exhibition – Sir Stanley Hooker – open cafe times
Healthy Living Centre, Sheerness – FREE ENTRANCE


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This exhibition reveals the outstanding achievements of one of Britain’s greatest aviation engineers, who few realise was born on Sheppey. It features the life and work of Sir Stanley Hooker, who made an incredibly significant contribution in developing the engines of our most iconic aircraft, from the Spitfire, through to the Vulcan and ultimately Concorde.


Flight on Sheppey – poems and art work – see Castle Connections website for opening hours – Castle Connections, Queenborough – FREE ENTRANCE


Linda Brinklow

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This exhibition will feature places visited by members of the Aspirations group over the years;  like the Aviation Museum at Eastchurch, Muswell Manor (home of the first aircraft factory in Britain), the Eco Centre at Brambledown , Elmley Reserve, Barton’s Point, Halfway Cemetery and Queenborough. This is a quirky look at some of the best bits about Sheppey
The history behind the visits
– The Research- From local news- papers courtesy of Minster Gatehouse Museum  and the Eastchurch Aviation Museum (annex  to the  Blue Town Heritage Centre)

Tributes to
– The artist Julie Bradshaw
– The author David Hughes
– and historians Peter West and Rosemary and Martin Hawkins (Eastchurch Aviation Museum)

The glue that binds this exhibition together will be the poetry.

For more details please ring Linda on 01795 664718 or email lindabrinklow820@btinternet.com


Criterion Blue Town Heritage Centre presents Weekly Cinema at The Criterion
“A Bigger Splash” starts 2.30pm  – TICKETS £5


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Ralph Fiennes. Dakota Johnson. Tilda Swinton. Matthias Schoenaerts. Lily McMenamy. Elena Bucci. Aurore Clémont. Corrado Guzzanti.
A rock star and filmmaker couple, (Swinton & Schoenaerts) vacationing and recovering on a remote Italian island are disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter (Fiennes & Johnson) creating a whirlwind of jealousy, passion and ultimately, danger for everyone involved.

Friday 22nd July – times as listed (Doors Open 30mins prior to performance) Box Office 01795 662981 69 HIGH STREET, BLUE TOWN, SHEERNESS, ME12 2AW www.thecriterionbluetown.co.uk


THE CRITERION CINEMA – BLUE TOWN – 6pm  – FREE ENTRY
‘FLIGHTS OF FANCY


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Short Film by The Sheppey Writers Group. A collection of stories and poems about flight and linked with the history of flight on Sheppey.


Criterion Blue Town Heritage Centre presents Weekly Cinema at The Criterion
“A Bigger Splash”
starts 7.30pm  – TICKETS £5


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Ralph Fiennes. Dakota Johnson. Tilda Swinton. Matthias Schoenaerts. Lily McMenamy. Elena Bucci. Aurore Clémont. Corrado Guzzanti.
A rock star and filmmaker couple, (Swinton & Schoenaerts) vacationing and recovering on a remote Italian island are disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter (Fiennes & Johnson) creating a whirlwind of jealousy, passion and ultimately, danger for everyone involved.

Friday 22nd July – times as listed (Doors Open 30mins prior to performance) Box Office 01795 662981 69 HIGH STREET, BLUE TOWN, SHEERNESS, ME12 2AW www.thecriterionbluetown.co.uk